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No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Beats No. 2 Clemson, 1-0Zach Wright scored in the 87th minute to give No. 1 North Carolina a thrilling 1-0 victory over second-ranked Clemson on Friday night in the ACC-opening match for both clubs. UNC keeper James Pyle made a save on a Tiger penalty kick in the first half, helping North Carolina improve to a perfect 4-0 on the season. Clemson drops to 3-1. (GoHeels.com)
Video: No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Tops No. 2 Clemson - HighlightsZach Wright scored in the 87th minute to give North Carolina a thrilling 1-0 victory over Clemson on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opening match for both clubs.
No. 1 Carolina Men's Soccer Visits No. 2 Clemson FridayThe ACC opener for the North Carolina men’s soccer team turns out to be the most intriguing match of the weekend in college soccer when the top-ranked Tar Heels visit No. 2 Clemson on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The match will be carried live on ACC Network Extra beginning at 7:30 p.m. ACC Network Extra is streamed live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tobin Heath embarrasses two defenders with sick skillsTobin Heath of the Portland Thorns isn't afraid to show a little bit of flair. The agile, quick midfielder has some fantastic footwork and the moves to leave defenders on the floor ... or worse. Check out what the U.S. women's national team player did for her club on Saturday in a game against the Seattle Reign. (CBS Sports)
UNC Men's Soccer News & NotesUNC men's soccer takes over as No. 1 in three top-25 polls this week - College Soccer News, Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer - and also sits third according to the NSCAA. Nico Melo is tied for the ACC lead with three assists. Tucker Hume is tied for the ACC lead by averaging 1.0 goals per outing. (GoHeels.com)
Omar Holness Back With Jamaican National Soccer TeamOmar Holness, a former North Carolina men’s soccer standout and current Real Salt Lake midfielder in MLS, has been called back for another round with the Jamaican national team for Group B CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Jamaica hosts Caribbean neighbors Haiti Tuesday night at the National Stadium in Kingston. (GoHeels.com)
Hume Brothers Lead No. 2 Carolina Men's Soccer Over VCUTwin brothers Tucker and Walker Hume scored all three goals for No. 2 North Carolina in a 3-2 victory over VCU on Sunday from Fetzer Field. North Carolina (3-0) scored its earliest goal of the season in the fifth minute. Nico Melo’s corner kick skimmed the head of Zach Wright, and Walker Hume headed home his first goal of the season. (GoHeels.com)
What You Should Know About Heather O'ReillyI grew up not far from Heather O'Reilly in New Jersey, and we overlapped two years at UNC. But I only truly got to know her in my first year as a pro. It’s ironic because Heather’s lived all my childhood goals. And because of that, she taught me one of the most important lessons I could have learned. She taught me that’s there’s remarkable value in the journey. (Yael Averbuch)
Late Goals Lift No. 8 UNC Women's Soccer Past Villanova, 2-0The UNC women’s soccer team got late goals from Annie Kingman and Zoe Redei to lift it past Villanova 2-0 in the Duke Nike Classic. With the victory the Tar Heels improved to 4-0-1 on the season while the Wildcats fell to 1-4. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels were coming off a hard-fought scoreless draw with seventh-ranked Duke Friday. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels & Blue Devils Fight To Scoreless Draw in Women's SoccerSenior goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made a career-high 11 saves to lead a stout defensive effort by eighth-ranked North Carolina as it battled to a scoreless tie with seventh-ranked Duke Friday night at Koskinen Stadium in women’s soccer action. The game was a non-conference contest between the two local rivals and was played as part of the Duke Nike Classic. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly: Through the yearsAfter 230 games, 46 goals, three Olympic Gold medals and a World Cup title to her name, U.S. WNNT midfielder Heather O’Reilly – better known to most as HAO – is retiring from international soccer. O’Reilly will wear her jersey one last time on Sept. 15 against Thailand in Columbus and then bid farewell to her remarkable career and the team she has been a part of for the last 15 years. (US Soccer)
Hermine Halts Tar Heels-Wolfpack Men's Soccer MatchFriday’s men’s soccer match between No. 2 North Carolina and NC State has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Hermine. The Triangle could receive anywhere from two to six inches of rain, with expectations of 6-8 inches in some areas along the coast. A possible makeup date will be announced later. UNC (2-0) hosts VCU on Monday at 7:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly Announces Retirement from International SoccerHeather O’Reilly, one of the most successful players in U.S. Women’s National Team history, has announced her retirement from international soccer. O’Reilly, 31, will end a spectacular 15-year international career when she plays her final game in a U.S. uniform on Sept. 15 as the USA takes on Thailand in Columbus, Ohio (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2). (US Soccer)
No. 2 UNC Men's Soccer Hosts NC State, VCU On Labor Day WeekendNorth Carolina continues its stretch of home matches to begin the 2016 season by hosting NC State on Friday and VCU on Monday. Both are slated for a 7:30 p.m., start from Fetzer Field. Note that the match with the Wolfpack is a non-conference match and will not count toward the ACC standings this season. (GoHeels.com)
Mauricio Pineda Named To TopDrawerSoccer Team Of The WeekFreshman Mauricio Pineda has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for his efforts last week in leading the second-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to a pair of 3-0 victories. Pineda and his back line mates limited its two opponents to a combined one shot on goal, including holding Saint Louis to zero shots on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)